You can act in five, six, or seven films in the time it takes to direct one film.
Oh, it takes a lot for me to walk out of a film.
There is so much we can learn from TV. It’s a window on the world.
That one can love another of the same gender, that is what the homophobe really cannot stand.
There is no particular Socratic or Dimechian or Kantian way to live your life. They don’t offer ethical codes and standards by which to live your life.
I feel I would love to close down for a number of years in some way and just be in the country making pork pies and chutneys and never have to poke my head out of the parapet.
I’ve always had great respect for Paddington because he is amusingly English and eccentric. He is a great British institution and my generation grew up with the books and then Michael Horden’s animations.
I’ve never had any illusions about being a lead actor in films, because lead actors have to be of a certain kind. Apart from the beauty of looks and figure, which I cannot claim to have, there’s just a particular kind of ordinary-Joe quality that a film star needs to have.
I think my view is that whenever you project into the future you’re never likely to be accurate in the details, or the paraphernalia and style. It’s in the spirit of it.
My parents were marvelously educated people.
I don’t believe there is a God. If I were to believe in a god, l would believe in gods.
Philosophy is an odd thing. When we use the word in everyday speech, you know, you sometimes hear it hilariously.
I don’t watch TV. I think it destroys the art of talking about oneself.
Happiness is no respecter of persons.
Somehow, as a writer, you tend to use words to paper over structural cracks.